'''The Gourds''' are an American alternative country
band that formed in Austin, Texas
, during the summer of 1994.
[[http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A78666] A thorough developmental history of the Gourds with quotes from everyone in the band (2000)]
After playing together for 19 consecutive years, the band went on hiatus in 2013.